The Kentish Beast.
The Beast of Tunbridge Wells is a bigfoot type creature reported to have been seen in Kent.
An elderly couple claimed to have seen it in 1942.They were
sitting on a bench when they became aware of a shuffling noise behind them.When
they turned around they saw a tall, ape-like creature with red eyes moving
slowly towards them. They both fled . It was reported to the police as they thought that a
gorilla had escaped from a zoo. Local people laughed on hearing of it ,thinking it a joke and they were
In 1991, five members of the Territorial Army claimed
to have chased off the beast with stones
and shouting on Blue Bell Hill, outside
Maidstone.In Chatham a young girl with her partner saw the apeman appear then
run off into the bushes.
In 2012 over six months a number of sightings of the
mysterious beast were again reported.
It was first spotted by a walker in the woods beside
the town's common.The man ran off after the beast roared at him.
A girl named Charlotte was driving home from the
University of Kent, when "she saw a creature with long arms and knees
which came up under its chin as it walked".
The locals are split into those who believe and
those who think it is a man in a fancy dress ,a joker.
This article appeared in November 2012:
It could be simply a person living wild in the
woods.In these days of unemployment etc. there are many homeless people.
However the original sighting of one being 70 years ago ,it would be unlikely
to be the same person. There has been a lot of discussion over the years of the
possibility of a British Bigfoot but it seems unlikely as we don’t have the
large areas of wilderness or jungle that other places have. I live in an area
of Scotland known years ago as a hideout for outlaws etc as it is wild and
remote but in these modern times of drones,mobile phones and people walking the
hills for pleasure ,it would be hard for anything not to be spotted.So a
British bigfoot seems unlikely as we have no unexplored areas.What do you think
wildman, joker or Bigfoot?